Wind power is a non-polluting and clean source of renewable energy. Unlike the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) to produce electricity, wind power generation does not release carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, which most scientists believe is a major cause of climate change.
At the 1997 Kyoto Summit, the European Union agreed jointly to reduce by 8% the 1990 levels of greenhouse gas emissions by 2008-2012. The UK went further and agreed to a 12.5% reduction, and set a domestic target of reducing by 20% the 1990 carbon dioxide emissions levels by 2010.
The UK has also pledged to cut UK emissions by 34% by 2020 and at least 80% by 2050 through investment in energy efficiency and clean energy technologies.
The Welsh Government is fully committed to Wales playing its part in achieving UK targets and has set an objective of providing at least 7 Terawatt hours of renewable electricity by 2020. Our projects will play a part in delivering a diverse mix of energy generating technologies and contribute towards a secure future energy supply for the UK.